By Racquel Porter
Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has bemoaned the lack of supporting evidence from the police in the One Don Gang trial, stating that the practice is poor and unacceptable.
Justice Sykes, who was continuing his summation on Wednesday in the trial that spanned more than a year, lamented that there is no supporting evidence, including photographs and spent casings on two of the counts which relate to the killing of a man called 'Outlaw' in Top Lauriston, St. Catherine on November 2, 2017 and the killing of a man in the vicinity of Thermo-Plastics in the Twickenham Park area.
Noting that he was not referring to shootings that occurred several decades ago, Justice Sykes questioned why supporting evidence was missing in incidents that occurred just four years ago.
The judge said the lack of supporting evidence creates difficulty in pinning down the dates when the incidents occurred.
He said the evidence would have assisted the court in determining the specific dates of the incidents and may very well have covered the period when some of the defendants claimed they were in custody.